Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Essay Contests

Middle and High Schools: Violet Richardson Award for Outstanding Girl Teen Volunteer

Deadline: December 7, 2012 (Deadline extended)

Contact: Ms. Kathleen Harnig, Soroptimist International Club of New York City, at or 917-432-5496

Soroptimist International is a global organization of professional women that provide community service through local clubs. Three area clubs – Manhattan, Staten Island and NYC – each present an annual cash award of $200-$1000 to a teenage girl (ages 14-17) who can demonstrate how her volunteer activities have contributed to the community and influenced her life. Only a short essay required. Club winners compete for additional cash prizes. Click here for instructions.

Middle and High Schools: 5th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest

Deadline: November 30, 2012

Contact: Nicholas Marino at

Students are invited to write an essay, in 500 words or less, on the topic, "Who is a Latino you admire and why?" The grand Prize for each is a $2,500 Scholarship. Subsequent prizes include the leading tablet computers, laptops and netbooks. For rules and other information, click here.

High Schools: Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarship Opportunity

Deadline: December 15, 2012

Contact: Alshante L. Squire at

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the U.S. Army Reserve OfficerTraining Corps invite high achieving African-American high school students to become the next generation of military officers/leaders. This scholarship program offers students the opportunity to pursue higher education, in a variety of concentration areas, from an undergraduate level through to a doctoral level, debt-free, in addition to a monthly stipend. Click here to learn more.


High Schools: Essay Contest – Realizing the Dream; Equality for All

Deadline: December 17, 2012

Contact: Debra Lesser at

The Association of Supreme Court Justices of the State of New York and the New York Law Journal are sponsoring the 12th annual essay for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. Students are invited to write a 500 word essay presenting a compelling discussion on the role of the judicial system in “realizing the dream of equality for all.” Ten winners will be selected to intern for one week with a Justice of the Supreme Court, earn a $100 American Express gift card, and be eligible for publications in two premier New York State Law publications.


High Schools: Reginald F. Lewis Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: December 21, 2012

Contact: Arlene Dominguez at or 212-374-6823

The Fund for Public Schools and the Reginald F. Lewis Foundation are pleased to invite applications for the Reginald F. Lewis Foundation Scholarship, which will award college scholarships to outstanding public high school seniors. It was proposed by Mrs. Loida Lewis, wife of the late business leader Reginald F. Lewis, to be a celebration of Mr. Lewis’ life and entrepreneurial spirit, and to provide meaningful support to students who embody Mr. Lewis’ commitment to getting ahead through education. For more information on the Reginald F. Lewis Foundation, visit:

Five winners will be chosen, and each will receive a $5,000 scholarship administered directly to the postsecondary institution in which they enroll. Winners will be invited to attend an award reception hosted by the Reginald F. Lewis Foundation on January 18, 2013. For more information please visit

High Schools: Scholarship—Maathai Award for Civic Participation in Sustainability

Deadline: January 4, 2013 (5pm)


Inaugurated by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Midler Family Trust, and MillionTreesNYC, this is an annual $10,000 cash award granted to one female and one male New York City public high school senior. The award was established in honor of Dr. Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize (2004), founder of the Green Belt Movement, a tree-planting campaign to promote sustainable development, woman's empowerment, and democracy in Kenya.

Applicants for this award must:

• Be a senior in NYC public school intending to attend college in fall 2013

• Demonstrate commitment to and activity in civic engagement

• Demonstrate commitment to and activity in sustainability projects

• Provide evidence of having completed a sustainability project in high school that shows evidence of leadership, commitment to sustainability, mobilization of others

The award is intended to be used by the student for their first year of college. Click here to apply.

High Schools: Essay Contest – Law-Related Education

Deadline: February 25, 2013

Contact: Richard Lee Price at

The New York County Lawyers’ Association is sponsoring their annual essay for high school students. Students are invited to write a 750-1000 word essay on the topic, “should a sports team be punished for the improper conduct off of the field of its players or coaches?” Winners will receive prizes of $1000 for first place, $750 for second place, $500 for third place, and $300 for fourth place.

All essays should be typewritten on 8.5 x 11 paper, in a 12 point font, double-spaced, with an inch margin on all sides. Final essays should average three to five pages, with page numbers marked on the bottom. No footnotes or endnotes needed. (If quotes are used, then the source must be cited in the body of the essay.) The student’s name, school, school phone number, and teacher should be clearly typed on the top of the first page of the essay. (No cover page necessary.)

Essays should be email a pdf of the final essay to or mailed to:

Bronx Supreme Court

Justice Richard Lee Price

265 East 161st Street, Chamber 934

Bronx, NY 10451

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Become PENCIL Fellows!

Do you have stellar students looking for meaningful job preparation and workplace experience?

Help them become PENCIL Fellows!

As part of the PENCIL network of schools, we are happy to offer an exciting opportunity for your students. The PENCIL Fellows Program trains select New York City public school juniors and seniors to be job-ready and places them in paid, six-week summer internships that help them take the first step toward a serious career in industries ranging across industries. Most placements are in science, math, technology, and engineering companies so students with career interests in these areas will be given preference.

The program includes training for students (covering topics such as resume- writing, interviewing skills, office technology, and networking) and a comprehensive network of support. By becoming a PENCIL Fellow, students not only learn the skills necessary to compete in today’s job market but will also have the opportunity to apply those skills in a paid internship placement.

Criteria for Schools: If interested in selecting students from your school to apply, please respond directly with the name and contact information (phone and email) of the person who will serve as the school’s contact. School leaders must play a role in selecting students from their school to apply (a guide for student selection is attached). Each school may select up to 5 students to participate in the program. (If your school has participated in past years please respond and confirm the name of the contact person.)

Criteria for Students:  Students must be 16 years or older, be a current public high school junior or senior in New York City, have a GPA of 3.0 or above, and have valid working papers. They must be available to work up to 40 hours a week from July 9th to August 17th. Because the majority of placements will be in science, math, technology, and engineering companies,   students with career interests in these areas will be given preference.

Application Process: Students are required to attend a trainings session (which will provide an overview of program expectations in addition to guidance on resume writing and interviewing), complete an online application, and participate in a 30-minute interview at PENCIL. Specific application dates can be found on the “Fellows Events Calendar” attached).

If you have any questions about the PENCIL Fellows Program, please visit PENCIL's website at or contact Amanda Kelly directly at (212)524-2397 or

Student Selection Guide - Click here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Free Bilingual Comprehensive College Prep and Community Fair

October 20th, 2012

10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

Lehman College - Apex Building

Register online:

New Futuro/ Brighter Futures Summit will be held at Lehman College - Apex Building on Saturday, October 20th, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The comprehensive college and resource fair is free and open to students of all ages and their parents.

New Futuro's main focus is to prepare middle and high school students for the college track. To this effect, the event offers workshops that cover four main themes: financial aid, college planning, careers, and parents/ parent involvement. Some of the workshops will be led in either Spanish or English, while others are bilingual.

The Summit will feature more than 150 educational, community-based and governmental exhibitors and partners. It will also provide bilingual representatives from higher education institutions (community colleges, CSUs, UCs and private universities), and organizations that focus on early childhood education that will provide free resources and information.

NYC -area schools and organizations can sign up to reserve a free bus to the summit for their students, families and members by filling out the New Future Bus Coordinator Registration Form: ( . Signing up is easy! - TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO RESERVED A FREE BUS

Or getting to the summit via FREE subway passes for your group:

If you want volunteer, here is the link to register and all the information!

Hope to see you at the event!

- New Futuro

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers "Dia de Ciencias"

The student chapter of Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) at NYU-Poly would like to extend an invitation to students in NYC and their families to attend our "Dia de Ciencias" this upcoming Saturday, October 13th from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The activities planned out for the day include informational workshops on the general college application process, statistics and opportunities available for Hispanic Students, FAFSA 101 workshops for parents and most importantly interactive workshops where students get to learn about engineering hands on!

RSVP is mandatory. Please email with the students name, high school name, year and number of guests.

To learn more about SHPE and our programs please visit the National page website and feel free to visit

Saturday, October 6, 2012


U.S. Department of State Youth Exchange Scholarships for U.S. High School Students

The U.S. Department of State announces scholarships for American high school students to study abroad:
  • The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to U. S. high-school aged students for overseas study of seven critical foreign languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajik), Russian and Turkish. The NSLI-Y program is designed to immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, giving them invaluable formal and informal language practice and sparking a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures. Applications for summer 2013 and academic year 2013-2014 programs are due November 1, 2012. Visit for more information.
  • The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers scholarships to American high school students to spend the 2013-14 academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mali (semester), Morocco, Oman, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey. This post 9/11 program focuses on increasing understanding between people in the U.S. and countries with significant Muslim populations. The application deadline is January 16, 2013. Visit the YES Program’s website for more information.
  • The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy. Secondary school students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany. Young professionals (undergraduates) and high school graduates of vocational studies ages 18-24 study and participate in practical training. Scholarships are now available for academic year 2013-14; application deadlines vary by U.S. region and range from September 2012 to January 2013. For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at
  • The American Youth Leadership Program offers opportunities for American high students and educators to travel abroad on a three- to four-week-long exchange program to gain first-hand knowledge of foreign cultures and to collaborate on solving global issues. Several different organizations implement this program, and each has organized an academic and experiential educational exchange focused on dialogue and debate, leadership development, and community service. Recruitment areas and application deadlines vary. 
Click American Youth Leadership Program website for more information.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Two Great CTE Video Contests for Students!

Two Great CTE Video Contests for Students!
"With 3 million jobs left unfilled in our country due to a mismatch of employer needs and workers' skills, it's important that we educate students and parents about the career opportunities available," according to Jan Bray, Executive Director of the 27,000 member Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).
Center for America and the ACTE are running parallel video contests to promote awareness of career and technical education options.  The winners will featured in national publicity programs.
·         CFA is inviting current career and technical education student teams to produce short videos that, in their own voice and style, tell their own stories about how they are benefiting from the programs in which they are enrolled.  Some production funds are available for teams. Application deadline Nov. 2nd.  Contact Karen Kaplowitz, CFA Vice President, at or 888-890-4240 to talk about this invitation or let us know a convenient time to call you. Download CFA Contest Invitation
·         ACTE has launched its sixth annual video public service announcement video contest for secondary and postsecondary CTE students. CTE students or teams are invited to use their video skills to promote CTE by creating a 29 second video incorporating the theme, "Career and Technical Education Works!".  The first-place winner will receive a $750 cash prize.  Videos must be submitted by October 30, 2012ACTE Contest and Rules Announcement
CFA fully endorses ACTE's 2013 CTE Month (February) which promotes career and technical education.  This is a great national celebration of rewarding career options!
"ACTE is excited to highlight the winners of the Center for America's "Inspiring by Example" video contest during CTE Month 2013 alongside the winners of the CTE Month PSA Contest," says Jan Bray, Executive Director of ACTE. "Both video contests are great opportunities for CTE students to share their stories and perspectives on how career and technical education works for their lives and communities."
Thank you for helping to Build Skills and Fill Jobs!

Monday, August 27, 2012

ABENY Black History Essay Contest 2013

Association of Black Educators of New York (ABENY) Black History Month Essay Contest is here. The topic of the Black History Month Essay Contest for 2013 is "Black Women in History---Leaders and Trailblazers." All students in grades 2 – 10 are encouraged to participate. 
 Click here for the application.
 Note that the deadline for entries is Monday, January 7, 2012.

Friday, August 24, 2012

NBCU Fall '12 Internship Opportunities STILL Available!!

NBCU Fall '12 Internship Opportunities STILL Available!!
There are MANY internship opportunities available throughout the NBCU company in the Fall Internship Program including Bravo, iVillage, Oxygen, MSNBC, Weekend Today, and many more!!  If you are looking for an internship this fall, then Campus 2 Career would love to hear from you! All interested applicants are asked to email their resume and cover letter to: for immediate consideration!!  Application deadline is 8/31.
As a reminder, please find the eligibility requirements for the NBCUniversal Internship Program below:
Required Qualifications
·         In pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree
·         Current class standing of sophomore or above (30 credits)
·         Eligible to receive academic credit
·         Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
·         Note: Must be 18 years of age or older
·         Authorized to participate in an unpaid internship in the U.S.
Preferred Qualifications:
·         Previous work experience in an office environment
·         Previous internship experience
If you have specific questions on the Internship Program, please contact

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

FREE Online Course - Keys to Success

Longwood University, a small State University in Farmville, VA, is offering a free class to High School Juniors and Seniors (Freshman and Sophomores are welcome if interested).  They have a new President and she is passionate about giving back to the community. 

An online course (click here to see the flyer or visit to teach High School students the skills that businesses want them to have to be successful in future careers, and what they need to do to be successful in college.   

The class is amazing: it has rich and interactive content, badges and achievements, and there are no strings attached.  The class has a capacity to enroll 5000.

One must register by September 16, 2012.
The first class starts on October 1, 2012.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Scholarship List from A to X for the First Years of College

It is always good to have a list of scholarship applications on top, especially after you have been accepted into the post secondary institute of your choice.  To make sure that every bill is covered as you proceed forward, scholarships are the best way to make sure that you do not have debt hanging over one's head. To get the scholarship, one has to apply.

Click HERE to see the link about scholarships if you are in the final years of high school and if you are in college. The list is alphabetized from A to X.

Remember - take the time to point and click HERE to see the scholarship list.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Audition for Summer Workshops: Circle in the Square Theater School

Click here to find out more information about Circle in the Square Theater School. This organization is currently accepting applications for students who are 18 years of age and older for a 7 week summer training course.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Scholarships for Under-Represented Students

There are a number of companies and organizations who have donated money for scholarships to African Americans, but a great deal of the money is being returned because of a lack of awareness. We must get the word out that money is available.

Click here to see the list of scholarships.

New York State Department of Health's Dangers of Tanning Video Contest

New York State Department of Health (the Department) is sponsoring a contest for students in grades 9th-12th in all public and private schools in New York.

The Department will be inviting 9th-12th grade students in all public and private high schools in New York State to participate in the Department’s first Video Contest on “The Dangers of Tanning”. The Department is sponsoring this contest to raise awareness about the dangers of tanning, the importance of sun safety and the growing incidence of skin cancer across the nation. The due date for videos is going to be on or before April 30th.

For six years, the Department has conducted a statewide poster contest with K-8 students to promote sun safety and skin cancer prevention. This year we are expanding our activities to share the skin cancer prevention message with high school teens.

Submitted videos will be hosted on the SchoolTube website. SchoolTube is a safe video-sharing website exclusively approved by National Education Associations. If your school does not already have a SchoolTube account, now is the time to create one. Please visit and click SIGN UP at the top of the page.

Contest rules, student Instructions and entry forms will be sent at the end of this week via email.

Click here for Resources.
Click here for Teacher Instructions.
Click here for Student Instructions.
Click here for the Video Form.

Roxanne Brady, Coordinator Special Projects
Cancer Control Initiatives
Comprehensive Cancer Control
Bureau of Chronic Disease Control

Riverview Center
150 Broadway, Room 350, 3rd Floor
Albany, New York 12204-0678

Phone-(518) 474-1222
Fax-(518) 473-0642

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

ABENY Scholarship Application and Information Sheet

Click here to go to the ABENY Scholarship Application and Information Sheet.
Due date - April 27, 2012.

Friday, March 30, 2012

SCA Internship Opportunity

The School Construction Authority (SCA) is providing summer internships. The SCA is an opportunity for students to understand the many aspects of architecture, construction, and facilities management. The application deadline is April 4th, which is a very quick turnaround.
--junior or senior
--average of at least an 80 or higher

Click here for the application.
Click here for the recommendation form.
Click here for the sample resume form.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Association of Blacks in Energy New York Metro Area Chapter Scholarship Application

Click here to get the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) New York Metro Area Chapter 2012 Scholarship application. It is for students graduating High School this year. Through its Scholarship Program, AABE seeks to help increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy related fields.

Candidates for an AABE scholarship must meet the following eligibility criteria:
1. Have, minimally, an overall “B” academic average and a “B” average in mathematics and science courses (3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale).
2. Be a graduating high school senior who has applied to one or more accredited colleges/universities.
3. Plan to major in business, engineering, technology, mathematics or physical science fields.
4. Demonstrate financial need.
5. Be a member of one of the underrepresented minority groups (African American, Hispanic or Native American) in the sciences and related areas of technology.

Don't delay. This is a fast turnaround - Click here for the AABE application.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Visine Scholarship

The first annual VISINE® STUDENTS WITH VISION™ Scholarship Program
is offering one-time $5,000 scholarships to students who have demonstrated a clear vision or goal for their future. High school seniors and current college students with a minimum GPA of 2.8 may submit an online application beginning February 15, 2012. The deadline to apply is April 16, 2012.

VISINE® STUDENTS WITH VISION™ Scholarship Program recipients are selected based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, financial need and demonstrated vision or goal.

Click here to fill out an online scholarship.

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the GM Foundation, is designed to help students who are leaders in both the classroom and their communities, but who may not have the financial means to attend college.

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program will award:

Up to $25,000 per year for 100 students

– AND –

$2,000 one-time awards for 1,000 students

We encourage students to apply who…
 Are high school seniors or current college undergraduates enrolling for full-time study at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the 2012-13 academic year.
 Plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology, or select Design and Business-related programs.
 Have an interest in a career in the automotive or related industries.

Click here for more details about the scholarship program, eligibility rules, and selection criteria. You can also click on this link -->

Click here for the flyer. Download and printing by clicking on this link -->

Don’t wait! The program closes February 29, 2012.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

HBCU Fair at McKee HS - Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 - 1 - 5

The 2nd annual HBCU Fair at McKee High School
Saturday, January 28, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Click here for the flyer. Join us at McKee to learn about the colleges, universities, and scholarship opportunities.